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Bucs tie Brentwood in team's first preseason action

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Bucs running back Kaemon Dunlap scores the first touchdown for Beech. ZACH WOMBLE

Beech High School went toe-to-toe with 6-A's Brentwood High School Friday night, tying the Bruins 14-14 in an hour-long scrimmage at Shackle Island.

A 60-yard touchdown run by Kaemon Dunlap gave the Bucs a 7-0 lead early, but the Bruins responded with back-to-back touchdown drives of their own, claiming a 14-7 advantage.

"I thought Kaemon had a good scrimmage, carried the ball well," Beech coach Anthony Crabtree said. "There are still a couple things he is learning, got to get better at, but up front I thought we did a good job blocking."

Offensively, quarterback Nelson Smith looked the part, as the three-year signal caller found senior Ty Moore 50 yards downfield for six, tying the contest at 14.

Defensively, the Bucs harassed the quarterback and limited the big plays down the field. Jahmall Robinson, Garrett Butler, and Ty Dean controlled the secondary while also providing run support when needed, limiting a sold Bruins offensive attack.

"They are a really good football team, they are very physical, sound offensively and defensively," Crabtree said of his opponent. "They force you to be a tough, physical football team and that's what we were looking for in this scrimmage and I think we got it."

Now that Crabtree has seen his players go against another opposition, the film will now allow him to correct any errors on the field.

"Up front I thought we did a decent job blocking but there are several things we busted and didn't do well at all," he stated. "We have to work and try to develop some depth, we need guys that can come in and give us a series here or there and feel like we don't miss a beat."

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